• Learning from leaders of the KSA construction sector

    TUESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2023 - CROWNE PLAZA RIYADH AL WAHA, RIYADH, KSA

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s construction sector is experiencing an unprecedented surge to keep up with its ambitious residential, hospitality and commercial initiatives in the march for Vision 2030. The coming years will witness growth in private sector investment and ongoing reforms are expected to be further growth drivers for the Saudi Arabian construction market. Construction Week Leaders in Construction KSA will discuss the current trajectory of the giga projects in the Kingdom where construction leaders will provide future growth. 

Learn from the leaders of the industry that have spoken at the event for the past 10 years to gain invaluable insights and unique perspectives on success in the construction sector.

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​​CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Opening
Session One: Giga project update
Session Two: Setting new world construction standards
Session Three: Digital & sustainability trends in KSA mega projects
Session Four: Optimizing project delivery
Opening

08:30 - 08:55

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

08:55 - 09:00

Welcome remarks by Blake Stemm - Head of Marketing & Communication – MEA, ARENA

09:00 - 09:05

Opening Remarks and Welcome from Construction Week Middle East

Ranju Warrier, Editor in Chief - Construction Week Middle East & Construction Week Saudi

Ranju Warrier is the Editor in Chief of Construction Week Middle East and Construction Week Saudi. Having previously been associated with Forbes Middle East, she has over 10 years of journalism experience. holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism.

Session One: Giga project update

09:05 - 09:20
Opening keynote: The role of giga projects in boosting economic activity in Saudi Arabia under Vision 2030

• Progress report on the giga projects of the Kingdom from Qidiya to NEOM responsible for economic diversification
• What is next in the giga projects development that will reduce the nation’s dependency on oil

Faisal Alosaimi - Deputy Mayor for infrastructure, Riyadh Municipality

Eng. Thabet M. Al-Sawyeed, Governor - Saudi Contractors Authority

As the Governor of Saudi Contractors Authority (SCA), Eng. Thabet Al-Sawyeed is responsible for running all facets of the business and its operational plan. As a founding leader in 2016, he formulated the Authority business’s strategy working closely with more than 50 Key strategic government and private stakeholders and has been leading the authority ever since executing its strategy resulting in achieving its planned objectives. 

09:20 - 09:35
Keynote: Reshaping the construction industry with sustainable tech

•Progress report on the giga projects of the Kingdom from Qidiya to NEOM responsible for economic diversification 
•What is next in the giga projects development that will reduce the nation’s dependency on oil

Eng. Tamer Shafik - Vice President, Business Development – Orascom

09:35 - 09:50
Keynote: Foreign direct investments

• Welcoming multi-national companies to set up their hubs in the Kingdom to support increasing service demands with growing infrastructure
• Creating new economic ecosystems and launching new sectors to drive growth and diversification in Saudi Arabia

Sean Doherty - Head of Program and Project Management MEA, Project & Development Services MEA, JLL (Moderator)
Oussama Kabbani, Group Chief Development Officer, ROSHN

09:50 - 10:20
Panel: Striding towards a consistent economic growth: tourism, cultural, business, and sustainable factors

• Targeting multiple sectors contributing to the growth of the Kingdom’s economy
• Benefitting from the legislative changes of the country to grow your business
• Arising opportunities for the construction sector to develop these giga projects

Ali Alrakaf – Former Director of Marketing Communications, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing (MOMRAH)

Saud Alsulaimani - KSA country head, JLL

Maram Al Dagher – Commercial Director – KSA, ARENA

Daniel Orti - ME Director, ACCIONA Cultura

Spencer Wylie - Chief Executive Officer, Compass
Session Two: Setting new world construction standards

10:20 - 10.35

Keynote: Meeting the desired expectations of a new world CEO

• Expansion opportunities of your business in the Kingdom with the rising demand of infrastructural development
• Key strategies and challenges while entering a market offering a huge potential

Yasser El Saadany, General Manager, Saudi Arabia – Rowad Modern Engineering

10:35 - 10.55

Fireside Chat: Measuring efficiency: Revolutionizing construction project delivery

  • Today's key construction industry challenges
  • What role is (and can) AI play in addressing some of these?
  • 360 Reality Capture & Analytics - it's role now & in the future

Rob Matheson, Sales Director EMEA, Openspace
Sena Gbedemah – Senior Managing Director – Ankura Saudi Arabia (Moderator)

10:55 - 11.05
Infrastructure for the Industrial Cities 

Hisham Gasem Alrasasi - Projects studies & design director, MODON

11:05 - 11.25
Networking and lunch break

11:25 - 11.40
Keynote: 360° Reality Capture & AI - Transforming progress monitoring & analytics

•Optimising project delivery by capturing every aspect of your construction site faster and smarter than ever before
•Harnessing the potential of captured data to improve team coordination, strengthen compliance and track progress automatically

Rob Matheson, Sales Director EMEA, Openspace

11:40 - 11.55
Abniya's Commitment to Vision 2030: Embracing Sustainable Construction and Digital Transformation in KSA

Khalil Awada, CEO of Abniya Innovative Limited

11:55 - 12.15
Panel: Legal compliance in Saudi Arabia’s construction & contracting industry

•Considering legal compliance issues to successfully operate in the Kingdom
•Relying on the arbitral tribunal to identify the right method of dispute resolution

Aarti Thadani, Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright (Middle East) LLP
Sena Gbedemah – Senior Managing Director – Ankura Saudi Arabia (Moderator)


Session Three: Digital & sustainability trends in KSA mega projects

12.15 - 12.30
Keynote: Advancing Project Control: A Tech-driven Approach for Megaprojects

•Addressing the Productivity Challenge in Megaprojects
•Utilizing Time and Motion Studies for Efficiency Measurement
•Limitations of Traditional Time and Motion Studies
•The Shift towards Technology Adoption in Construction
•Incorporating Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) for Enhanced Time & Motion Studies
•Demonstrating Impact through Case Studies: Megaprojects with +20m Man Hours
•The Essential Role of Owners in Championing Data Utilization
•Conclusion: The Future of Tech-Driven Megaprojects

Dr. Hassan Albalawi - CEO, Founder, Wakecap Technologies

12.30 - 12.50

Fireside chat: Adoption of modular construction in KSA housing sector

BIM and Digital Twin use in modular projects with scheduling & quantity gains

Mysoon Baksh - Chief Financial Officer, Saudi Motorsport Company 

Waleed Fawzy – General Manager KSA, ARENA

James Burgess - Technical Director, ARENA
Julianne Tolentino, Reporter, Construction Week (Moderator)

12.50 - 13.00
Keynote – Fire Safety 

Noman Qamar - General Manager, CVS

13.00 - 13.30
Panel: Digitally linked sustainability in KSA projects

• Rethinking building materials to deliver faster, greener, and cheaper
• Climate considerate construction – using local materials to adapt to a desert climate

Sean Doherty - Head of Program and Project Management MEA, Project & Development Services MEA, JLL (Moderator)
Faiyad Peterson, Country Director – KSA, Cundall
Darren Burke, Country Manager- KSA, ALEC
Paul Saba - Corporate Business Transformation Manager, Nesma & Partners

13.30 - 13.45
Keynote: Reshaping the construction industry with sustainable tech

• BIM, Virtual Construction & GIS: power pack sustainable construction
• Using the Metaverse to perfect the RealVerse – reducing project control costs by 15% through design acceleration and remote supervision

Ahmad Al-Hajjar – Project Manager / BIM Manager, Khatib and Alami

13.45 - 14.45
Networking and Lunch Break

Session Four: Optimizing project delivery

14.45 - 15.00

Keynote: Upskilling local talent

Dani Ghandour General Manager, KSA KEO

Lara Al-Hijjawi, MSc., CIPD, SHRM-CP - Senior Manager, Learning & HR Programs, KEO

15.00 - 15.20

Fireside chat: Elevating Sustainability: Saudi Arabia's Shield of Efficiency with Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems

Parul Rana, Conference Producer, ITP Media (Moderator)
Darrin Raniga - Group Business Development Manager, Terraco

15.20 - 15.50

Panel: Challenging timelines of the giga/mega-projects in KSA

•How to achieve these timelines from a planning/time management perspective, in line with KSA’s Vision 2023

Chris Nicolas – Director, TBH (Moderator)

Edward Sammut, Chief Delivery Officer, Qiddiya

Barry Lewis – Managing Director Construction, ALEC

15.50 - 16.10

Fireside chat: Urban Construction: Balancing Challenges and Innovations for Sustainable Development

•Strategies employed to manage supply challenges and meet project deadlines
•Delving into sustainable construction practices, like green building materials, energy-efficient designs, and waste reduction
•Challenges of adopting new technologies and the need for workforce upskilling to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving industry
•Address the importance of upskilling the workforce to adapt to new technologies and safety protocols
•Discussing successful case studies on innovative construction practices 

Julianne Tolentino – Reporter, Construction Week, ITP Media (Moderator)

Parmesh Venkateswaran, General Manager – Middle East & Africa for Stanley Black & Decker

16.10 - 16.40

Panel: Unveiling Saudi Arabia's Giga-Projects: A Transformative Journey

•Economic Diversification and Investment Opportunities
•Emphasis on sustainability and eco-friendliness in the design of the projects

Sachin Kerur, Partner, ReedSmith (Moderator)
Fernando Freitas - Main Board Director, Omnium
Amer Kharbush, Executive Director, Program & Project Management, ROSHN

16.40 - 16.45

Closing remarks by Emcee

​CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Amer Kharbush

Executive Director, Program & Project Management, ROSHN

Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Saud Alsulaimani

KSA Country Head, JLL

Faiyad Peterson

Country Director – KSA, Cundall

Chris Nicolas

Christopher Nicolas

Director, TBH

Dani Ghandour

Dani Ghandour

General Manager, KSA KEO

Spencer Wylie

Spencer Wylie

Chief Executive Officer, Compass

Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Dr. Hassan Albalawi

CEO & Founder, Wakecap Technologies


Dr. Hassan Albalawi

James Burgess

Technical Director, ARENA

Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Blake Stemm

Head of Marketing & Communication – MEA, ARENA

Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Rob Matheson

Sales Director EMEA, Openspace


Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Sachin Kerur

Partner, ReedSmith



Dr. Hassan Albalawi

 Barry Lewis

Managing Director Construction, ALEC

Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Darren Burke

Country Manager- KSA, ALEC


Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Parmesh Venkateswaran

General Manager – Middle East & Africa, Stanley Black & Decker

Sean Doherty

Head of Program and Project Management MEA, Project & Development Services MEA, JLL

Lara Al-Hijjawi

Lara Al-Hijjawi

MSc., CIPD, SHRM-CP - Senior Manager, Learning & HR Programs, KEO

Lara Al-Hijjawi

Maram Al Dagher

Commercial Director – KSA, ARENA

Lara Al-Hijjawi

Eng. Tamer Shafik

Vice President, Business Development, Orascom

Lara Al-Hijjawi

Sena Gbedemah

Senior Managing Director, Ankura Saudi Arabia

Lara Al-Hijjawi

Ali Alrakaf

former Director of Marketing Communications, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing 

Lara Al-Hijjawi

Khalil Awada

CEO, Abniya Innovative Limited

Lara Al-Hijjawi

Hisham Gasem Alrasasi

Projects studies & design director, Modon

Lara Al-Hijjawi

Aarti Thadani

Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright (Middle East) LLP

Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Daniel Orti

Middle East Director, Acciona Cultura



Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Waleed Fawzy

General Manager KSA, ARENA

Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Yasser El Saadany

General Manager, Saudi Arabia – Rowad Modern Engineering

Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Ahmad Al-Hajjar

Project Manager / BIM Manager, Khatib and Alami

Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Edward Sammut

Chief Delivery Officer, Qiddiya



Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Darrin Raniga

Group Business Development Manager, Terraco

Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Fernando Freitas

Main Board Director, Omnium

Dr. Hassan Albalawi

Paul Saba

Corporate Business Transformation Manager, Nesma & Partners

​​​PRACTICAL INFO

Tuesday 5th September 2023
8.15am - 4.50pm (KSA time)

Crowne Plaza Riyadh Al Waha
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Learning from leaders of the KSA construction sector

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